“If you were going to cross the Donetsk rivers, they’ll drown there”: expert on training APU tankers
In the center of combat training "Desna" began to train crews tanks APU for forcing water barriers, including for underwater forcing rivers.
We are talking about arranging this type of training at the 169th training center of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, where a two-level complex of the so-called light-diving training of tank crews was previously built.
The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine notes that the main advantage of this complex is that classes can be conducted without leaving the crews on a particular body of water. Accordingly, preparation can be carried out at any time of the year in any weather conditions.
From the message of the Ukrainian command:
It is noted that tankers can improve their skills of forcing water barriers using a model of a tank tower under water at a certain depth.
The complex is equipped with an emergency water discharge system. In a critical situation, water can be drained within 10 seconds.
From the report:
Is this training a segment of the planned training of Ukrainian tankmen, or can it be fraught with new provocations of Ukrainian security forces in the Donbass?
A military expert, a member of the presidium of the organization Russian Officers, retired colonel Viktor Baranets, answered this question to Military Review.
Viktor Baranets notes that in the past he himself was a tanker trained in Ukraine:
According to the expert, there is no need to escalate, but this needs to be watched.
Video material about the Ukrainian training center (published at the end of May of this year):
- Alexei Volodin
- Press Service of the 169th UAS AP
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